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Karangetang volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.4°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Karangetang volcano eruptions:
1675, 1712, 1825, 1864, 1883, 1886, 1887, 1892, 1899, 1900, 1905, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1961, 1962-62, 1965-67, 1967, 1970-71, 1972-76, 1976-77, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983-88, 1989, 1991-93, 1995, 1996-97, 1998, 1999-2003, 2004-2005. 2008-9, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
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Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): intense lava flow activity, field report

Saturday Nov 09, 2019 08:28 AM | BY: T

Active lava flow and incandescent rockfalls from Karangetang's crater 1 (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Active lava flow and incandescent rockfalls from Karangetang's crater 1 (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The dominantly effusive eruption of the volcano continues at fluctuating, but generally high intensity. A group on our ongoing "Volcanoes and Spices" expedition to northern Indonesia witnessed the eruption from close.
Expedition leader Andi who took the attached picture last night reported:
"... Karangetang is currently fluctuating but very active. The intensity is incandescent rock falls and from the lava flow at rates of around 40 times every 6 hours. Crater 1 is erupting the lava flow lava and crater 2 still glowing; activity of the volcano is dominantly from crater 1."
Previous news
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on 18 Oct 2019
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction. ... [more]
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 15 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction. ... [more]
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 . ... [more]

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